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Articles from the July 10, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Sales tax code changes dominate ballot measures

Pending ongoing Petersburg Borough Assembly approval, six of the seven ballot measures on this October’s ballot would increase sales tax revenues for the Petersburg Borough and change the municipal sales tax code, all of which require voter... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Commission terminates TBPA general manager

The Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) Commission terminated TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls' contract with three months of severance pay alleging months of lack of communication from him to the... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

New school superintendent enjoys smooth transition

New Petersburg School District Superintendent Lisa Stroh has been in town for just more than a week and is busy picking up where previous PSD Superintendent Rob Thomason left off. "I talked with Dr.... Full story

 
 About Town    July 10, 2014

Yesterday's News

July 11, 1914 – Henry Morgan, a rose grower, formerly located at 4263 Morgan street, has just returned from a four weeks tour of investigation to several Alaska cities and he expects to return to settle in Haines, Alaska as soon as he can get...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Petersburg companies in the running for regional business award

Two Petersburg businesses are semi-finalists in a contest amongst Southeast Alaska entrepreneurs competing for $40,000 in consulting funds to grow and expand their business. Path to Prosperity (P2P), a partnership between the Haa Aani Community...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Library Programming To the Editor: Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding as we continue to grow into our new facility and redesign our community programming. There seem to be a few misperceptions about the age ranges for some of t...

 
 Police Reports    July 10, 2014

Police reports

July 2 Police responded to a report of noises from neighbors preventing others from sleeping. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity and found it unfounded. Live firecrackers were thrown in the Police Department parking lot. A caller...

 
 Courts    July 10, 2014

Courts

July 3 Jessica Cummins appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Driving Under the Influence. The defendant entered a not guilty plea. The court set a $500 bond and ordered Cummins not to consume or be present in a place where alcohol...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Grand jury indicts suspected heroin dealer

A grand jury indicted Christafur Morrell, 19, for two out of the three charges Petersburg Police filed against him related to heroin distribution last week. Police seized around $75,000 worth of heroin last Thursday after arresting Morrell, of Des...

 
 News    July 10, 2014

Juneau files new stay in borough northern boundary line dispute

The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) filed a stay with the Alaska Superior Court decision affirming the Local Boundary Commission’s decision approving the newly formed Petersburg Borough’s northern boundary line, which Juneau had earlier sought...

 
 About Town    July 10, 2014

Fourth of July Street and Harbor Games Winners

Herring Toss (12 years and younger) Female: Jaden Perry Male: Alex Worthatch   Herring Toss (13 years and older) Female: Lisa Haas Male: Chase Lockhart   Tote Races John Kolomaznik Team   Blindfold Rowboat Races Desi Burrell & Dan Babcock   Log...

 
 About Town    July 10, 2014

Otness, Sivertsen to wed

Naomi and Jarle Michalsen of Ketchikan and John Otness of Petersburg announce the wedding of their daughter, Larissa Jean Otness to Mark Daniel Sivertsen, son of Terry and Bob Sivertsen of Ketchikan....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 10, 2014

Fish Factor: Bristol Bay home to Alaska's most valuable fishery

With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon.  Bristol Bay is home to the largest red salmon runs in the wor...

 
 About Town    July 10, 2014

Borough Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following information during the last Borough Assembly meeting: Petersburg Police Chief Kelly Swihart and Giesbrecht met with community stakeholders regarding transient/homeless issues. The group...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Voters to see hefty ballot, election workers needed

This October’s municipal ballot is the largest Petersburg voters have seen for many years, according to Petersburg Borough Clerk Kathy O’Rear. Thirty-six elected positions and seven ballot propositions, pending assembly approval, are on the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Petersburg resident umpiring in Little League regional tournament

Petersburg resident and little league umpire Ted Sandhoffer is heading to San Bernardino, Calif. in August to umpire the Western Regional Little League Tournament. Sandhoffer has been a volunteer...

 
 Obituaries    July 10, 2014

Obituary: Paul Maurice Garceau

“Butterflies are amazing, how the hell do they navigate?” One of the many things Paul Garceau wondered about. That wonder ended when Paul passed away, June 8th,2014 at Prescott Valley, Arizona. Paul was born at North Attleboro, Massachusetts on... Full story

 
 About Town    July 10, 2014

Fourth of July Street and Harbor Games Winners

Herring Toss (12 years and younger) Female: Jaden Perry Male: Alex Worthatch   Herring Toss (13 years and older) Female: Lisa Haas Male: Chase Lockhart   Tote Races John Kolomaznik Team   Blindfold Rowboat Races Desi Burrell & Dan Babcock   Log...

 
 
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